Deerfield Beach is a municipality in North Broward located just south of Boca Raton alongside the Atlantic Ocean. The city has an award-winning mile long stretch of beach that is guarded daily from 9 to 5 from 9 life-guard stations. Recreational activities such as surfing and volleyball take place north of the pier. The International Fishing Pier is a gorgeous recently renovated board walk pier. The pier shop rents fishing rods, stocks live, fresh and frozen bait,tackle, fishing accessories, ice and t-shirts. The Pier also can arrange to give individual, private or group fishing lessons including all that is needed to fish. The beach has 3 areas that can be reserved for private events. There are restaurants on the beach and on nearby streets. Parking lots and streetside parking is available though limited.